The latest library restructure with proposed job cuts has just been announced.
Under the council’s plans, 147 existing posts will be lost and 52 posts created in the new library structure. So 95 library jobs will be cut. Many of these jobs are part-time, but nonetheless essential to many library workers.
The new three-week rota system proposed by management will be difficult for parents to fit around childcare, and is especially discriminatory toward single parents.
The council is also planning to add one more management post! How can the council justify this when the council want to hand over management of four of our libraries to social and private enterprises?!
Unison will be responding to the council’s plans.
We are calling on all library workers and library users to make your voice heard and join us at the next lobby of Council at 6.30pm on Wednesday 24 February.